Moosletter: June 2017

Moosletter: June 2017
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June 2017                                                Volume: 3 Issue: 6
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Demerath Farms, Inc Open House
Nebraska's first robotic dairy
June 24, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainview, NE
Further details to come.
How Much is Standing Hay Worth?

By Robert Tigner, Nebraska Extension Educator, Red Willow County
Very soRobert Tigner pictureon this question will pop up and will ask about selling a full year of production or a specific cutting. Getting a handle on how much either is worth is often just guess work. There is a better way.

First we need to set a price for hay after harvest and then subtract the cost of harvest to get the value of hay standing in the field. At this point someone asks “where do I get those prices and costs?” Let’s get the hay price first. Continue...

It's a Dairy Reintroduction:
Undeniably Dairy
Undeniably Dairy tells the dairy story in an unified, consistent way that reinforces our core message: responsibly produced, locally-driven, nutrient-rich dairy that offers real enjoyment.
Use the hashtag #UndeniablyDairy when sharing video and pictures on your social media account.This campaign kicked off May 15 with a digital campaign and TV commercials will begin airing in June to coincide with the 80th annual National Dairy month.  Visit for more information.
Dairy Robotics Save the Date
Quick facts and reminders on colostrum
By Ellan Dufour and Paul J. Kononoff
Calf receiving colostrumColostrum is the first secretion produced by the mammary gland after parturition and contains important antibodies, which supply immunity to the newborn calf consuming it. Because calves are born with an immature immune system, it is important to provide adequate quantities of high-quality colostrum for disease protection. Colostrum is also a valuable source of nutrients for the young animal.  Ensuring proper colostrum contributes to improved calf care in the pre-weaning period, thus, decreasing weaning costs and promoting growth thereby increasing profitability. Continue...

Scholarship Opportunity:
National 4-H Dairy Conference

October 2-5, 2017 in Madison, WI
One 4-H member between 15-18 years of age with receive the opportunity to attend the conference.
4-H members must have been enrolled in a dairy cow or dairy goat project for the past three years and currently have a dairy project.
Conference attendees will:
  • Meet new friends involved with dairy
  • Learn more about the dairy industry and dairy careers
  • Receive a $500 UNL CASNR scholarship
  • Receive a $500 Animal Science scholarship
To receive an application or learn more about this opportunity, contact Kim Clark.; Phone: 402-472-6065.
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  • The Grow Nebraska Dairy team has been busy over the winter and spring traveling to a number of meetings and conferences including the events listed below.
    • International Dairy Food Association Conference
    • World Dairy Expo
    • Wisconsin Cheese Conference
In this Issue
Calendar of Events
June 3 & 4
Moo at the Zoo
, Omaha, NE

June 13
NSDA & MDA meetings; Norfolk, NE
10:00 am: Federal Milk Order and Milk Marketing Webinar; presented by Marin Bozic click here for more details and to join the webinar.

June 24
Demerath Farms, Inc. Open House
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plainview, NE

July 18
Robotics workshop

Plainview, NE
10:00 am
Registration is only $50/person.
Click here for the agenda and details.

Dairy Spokesperson Training
South Sioux City, NE
Be on the lookout for details.
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Rod Johnson, Executive Director
Phone: (402) 853-2028
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Kim Clark, Dairy Ext Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Cell: (402) 350-5003

Thank you to our sponsors

Grain States Soya, Inc./SoyBest           Midwest Dairy Association       Nebraska Corn Board

Elanco     Farm Credit Services of America     Frontier Mills, Inc.     Nebraska Soybean Board    
Nebraska Vet Services     Nutrient Advisors     West Point Dairy Products

Ag Processing, Inc.     Aschoff Construction     Automated Dairy Specialists     Cappel Sales, Inc.     Midwest Livestock Systems     Zoetis

Agri-King Nutrition, Inc.     Animal Health International     Bill's Volume Sales     Central Dairy Supply     Central Confinement Services     Dehaan, Grabs and Associates     Depend-A-Bull Sires and Service     Heartland Builders Co.     Hotsy Equipment Co.     IDEXX     Lala US     LG Pumping, LLC    
Nebraska Dairy Systems/Lely     Nebraska Dairy Systems     Peterson Ag Systems, Inc.    
Puck Custom Enterprises     Schumacher Irrigation, Inc. Select Sires MidAmerica     TechMix, LLC     USDA/NASS

Agropur     Associated Milk Producers, Inc.     CMP Dairy Consulting     Dairy Farmers of America     Dean Foods     Hiland Dairy     Nebraska Public Power District     Nebraska Cattleman    
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation     Phibro Animal Health Corp.     Rabo Agri Finance    
Settje Agri-Services & Engineering, Inc.     XFE Products

A-FAN     Grow Nebraska Dairy     Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture    
Nebraska Department of Agriculture     Nebraska Extension     We Support Agriculture
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


Nebraska Dairy Extension Mission: As Nebraska Extension faculty with expertise in dairy production and agriculture systems, we provide science-based programs, resources, and knowledge to Nebraska’s dairy producers. Our aim is to empower dairy operations to be both sustainable and resilient while maintaining profitability. Our ideas, actions, and communications will promote resource-based stewardship while enhancing human and animal well-being.
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